ERIC Number: ED284454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Training for CALL and Its Implications.
Curtin, Constance O.; Shinall, Stanley L.
A rationale for the inclusion of training in computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in teacher education programs at both preservice and inservice levels is presented. The nature of teacher training in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is described through a variety of examples. Areas covered include: the need for an understanding of the potential applications of CALL in the learning process; the need for teacher training in CALL as reflected in the literature; training teachers in theory and technical knowledge; the kinds of CAI and CALL currently available; and questions raised by those using CALL and the proposed answers to those questions. An outline of useful topics to be covered in a teacher training course in CALL is presented. CALL courses for teachers should include familiarity with the history of microcomputers, with technology, and with educational concerns regarding the use of CALL. (CB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Content, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Smith, William Flint, Ed. Modern Media in Foreign Language Education: Theory and Implementation, The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series; see FL 016 850.